wprager wrote:Auston Matthews tests positive for Covid-19.
wprager wrote:You wanna make $10M a year plus endorsements? In a business which is propped up, in a significant way, by the gambling industry. You waive your rights to privacy in any situation which affects your ability to perform on the ice.
wprager wrote:In other circumstances they usually call that a "scoop".
DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:At the end of the day these guys get paid to break news. i think from an ethical standpoint you don't report on private matters - especially as they pertain to something medical during a pandemic. he could have easily reported that a player on the maple leafs tested positive, the same way we know X number of players on the Lightning tested positive but their names weren't reported.
Given what Matthews makes and knowing the NHL was resuming he should have been taking the proper precautions, and the NHL should be working with the PA to put rules in place. So this is a fail on many different levels.
But so far no professional athlete in NA has died from COVID. I could be wrong, but at least no NHLer has died thus far. If frontline workers including college students working at grocery stores can work, so can these guys. I see the risk as being very little
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